How do I keep Fedora 9 from automounting all of my hard drive partitions?

Bassel Safadi bassel.safadi at
Tue Jul 8 09:33:41 UTC 2008

On 7/8/08, Dan Hensley <dan at> wrote:
> I am using /dev/sda as my primary hard drive.  I have another hard
> drive, /dev/sdb that I use as a backup.  When I log in to a Gnome
> desktop (haven't tried anything else yet), all of my /dev/sdb partitions
> are auto-mounted.  How do I keep this from happening?  They don't appear
> in /etc/fstab, and they aren't mounted if I boot into runlevel 3 for
> example.  I cannot find any settings anywhere to control this, and I
> don't know exactly what process is responsible.
> Dan
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Open /etc/fstab, you will see your hard drives and an option called
(defaults) beside each one. replace it with (noauto) for the hard you don't
want to automount.

you may want to look at this:
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